Cooking in a dorm room can be interesting. Healthy, vegetarian, gluten-free cooking in a dorm room can be quite the under taking. Luckily 3 years of dorm life has armed me with the skills to get it done.
Steps to Dorm Gourmet:
- Tofu – open, drain, and press with whatever heavy objects are available
- Add veggies– lots of them, and frozen because you know your mini fridge is too small to stock fresh.True college student style because I bought it with a coupon.
- Microwave – until the end of eternity because you’re only allowed to have a 700 watt microwave.
- Add Flavor – scrounge your room until you find salt, pepper, and sriracha, because you don’t actually have room to keep spices.
- Eat– even though half of it’s still cold even after 6 minutes of microwaving, too lazy to get back up again.
And laugh because that bag of frozen veggies said it had 3 servings. More like half a Lea-sized serving.
Chocolate Almond Butter, you are truly a beautiful thing. Too bad you are $9 a jar, it’s a good thing your packets are only $0.79, such a tease.
Welcome to how about 60% of my meals go down (the other 40% happen in the dining hall). Finding out you could cook tofu in the microwave made my life 2938452938572398 times better.
I had a low key day today. I started out the morning with a spin class, which was sweaty and amazing. I got in my 15 minutes of foam rolling and stretching afterwards, it felt so good, my legs were like noodles afterwards.
Then I spent 5 hours staring at a computer screen. Don’t want to talk about it. Got some serious work done though.
I ventured over to Earth Fare to do a little grocery shopping. Grocery shopping on a Friday night? What a party animal. I seriously love grocery shopping though, especially at places like Earth Fare, I could browse forever. So many fun foods to look at.
The rest of the night has been spent vegging out and relaxing. It’s much needed. I’m running a 5K in the morning (my goal is a sub-30 or close, but it will be a blast regardless). And I’m going with a friend to hike Grandfather Mountain (admission is only $1 in April!), it will be an exhausting but exciting day, that’s for sure.
One last thing! Bess Be Fit and Peanut Butter Powered is doing a Stretch For Seven Challenge starting April 16th (My birthday!). The challenge is to do at least 20 minutes of foam rolling/stretching/yoga every day to help take care of those muscles.
I thought it was too awesome that this popped up the day after I set a similar personal challenge for myself so I had to join in.